Frank Feighan

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Minister of State for Drugs Policy Frank Feighan has withdrawn remarks he made.

Minister of State for Drugs Policy Frank Feighan is seeking a report from his department on the use of nitrous oxide – or laughing gas – following the(...)

Former minister for education Joe McHugh has turned down the offer of a junior ministry. Photograph: Leon Farrell/PA Wire

The leaders of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael have sought to rectify the regional imbalance of their ministerial appointments with a series of new junior m(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal shooting of a detective in Castlerea on Thursday. Photograph: Michael McCormack

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to Det Garda Colm Horkan, who was shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Wednesday night. Det Garda Hor(...)

Flooding in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

“I have my wellies in the boot,” Taoiseach Leo Varadkar remarked helpfully as he gazed into the flood waters lapping close to the doors of Carrick-on-(...)

File image of RIC cadets in Dublin. File photograph: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

The general election was bookended by two episodes which show how remembrance of the State’s past remains current affairs. Fine Gael’s postponed, an(...)

Frank Feighan: Lowest point came for him when he received an anonymous letter hand-delivered to his Boyle constituency office containing a sinister death threat. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Frank Feighan (57) who served as a TD for the then Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency from 2007 to 2016, was not the bookies’ favourite this time ro(...)

Independent Marian Harkin said there had been a tsunami of Sinn Féin TDs elected as well as ‘an avalanche of Independents’. File photograph: Alan Betson

The four newly elected Sligo Leitrim TDs Martin Kenny (SF), Marian Harkin (Ind), Fianna Fáil’s Marc MacSharry and Frank Feighan (FG) described the out(...)

 Ballinamore residents outside renovated apartments which are  earmarked for 130 refugees. Photograph: Lorraine Teevan

Objections by locals in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim, to the arrival of up to 130 asylum seekers and refugees which has led to public protests “can be comp(...)

The Department of Justice said it was working to secure new accommodation centres for International Protection applicants, and had reached agreement with a provider in Ballinamore. Image: Google Streetview.

A “crisis meeting” took place in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim on Sunday night over Department of Justice plans to accommodate asylum seekers in the town. (...)

Fianna Fáil general election candidate Lisa McDonald: ‘not happy’ at party moves.

A Fianna Fáil general election candidate has accused her party of “sexism” and says its Dáil team resembles an “out of shape” male soccer team. Wexfo(...)

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